American Hi-Fi (album)

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American Hi-Fi
Americanhifi.jpg
Studio album by American Hi-Fi
Released February 27, 2001
Genre Pop punk[1]
Length 48:48
Label Island
Producer Bob Rock
American Hi-Fi chronology
American Hi-Fi
(2001)
The Art of Losing
(2003)
Singles from American Hi-Fi
  1. "Flavor of the Weak"
    Released: August 7, 2001
  2. "Another Perfect Day"
    Released: 2001

American Hi-Fi is the self-titled debut studio album by American alternative rock band American Hi-Fi. The album was influenced by Lit's A Place in the Sun (1999).[2] It features the successful single "Flavor of the Weak." The album peaked at #81 on the Billboard 200 and stayed on the 200 charts for 25 weeks. The album went on to sell over 750,000[1] copies that year and the band toured with artists like Elvis Costello, Matchbox Twenty, Sum 41 and Bon Jovi and was followed by a worldwide tour.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [4]

NME listed the album as one of "20 Pop Punk Albums Which Will Make You Nostalgic".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Stacy Jones

No. Title Length
1. "Surround"   3:11
2. "Flavor of the Weak"   3:08
3. "A Bigger Mood"   3:38
4. "Safer on the Outside"   4:01
5. "I'm a Fool"   4:00
6. "Hi-Fi Killer"   3:05
7. "Blue Day"   3:33
8. "My Only Enemy"   3:28
9. "Don't Wait for the Sun"   3:50
10. "Another Perfect Day"   3:38
11. "Scar"   4:03
12. "What About Today"   3:34
13. "Wall of Sound"   5:18
Total length:
48:48

Personnel[edit]

American Hi-Fi
Production
  • Produced by Bob Rock
  • Brian Joseph Dobbs - Engineer
  • David Campbell — string arrangements, conducting
  • C. Taylor Crothers - Back Cover, Photography
  • Zoren Gold - Photography
  • Rick Patrick - Creative Director
  • Mick Gillies - Digital Editing
  • Randy Staub - Mixing

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b c "20 Pop Punk Albums Which Will Make You Nostalgic". NME.com. June 9, 2014. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ Sayce 2014, p. 36
  3. ^ Ruhlmann, William. American Hi-Fi (album) at AllMusic
  4. ^ Rolling Stone review
Sources
  • Sayce, Rob (June 2014). Bird, Ryan, ed. "Hall of Fame: A Place in the Sun". Rock Sound. London: Freeway Press Inc. (187). ISSN 1465-0185.